Use of the deep penetration test in sensitive clays/ Utilisation de l'essai de penetration en profondeur dans les argiles sensibles

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Pages225230; # of pages: 6
Subjectsensitive clay; yield strength; bearing capacity; undrained soil tests; resistance a la rupture; portance du sol; essai non draine
AbstractThe deep penetration test was subjected to trials in both the field and laboratory as a possible method of determining the undrained shear strength. It is shown that in sensitive clays the bearing capacity factor N(c) is considerably less than 9. The trials showed that the deep penetration test is a promising method of measuring undrained strength as it is not affected by disturbance and yields a continuous record of undrained strengths.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number11504
NPARC number20374228
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